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Negroes with Guns is a 1962 book by civil rights activist Robert F. Williams.[1][2]

Negroes with Guns
2015 ebook edition reproduction of original cover art
AuthorRobert F. Williams
CountryUnited States
GenreBlack Power
PublisherMarzani & Munsell
Publication date
Media typePrint.

Negroes with Guns is said to be "The single most important intellectual influence on Huey P. Newton, the founder of the Black Panther Party".[3] The book is used in college courses,[4] and is discussed in current debates.[5][6]

The subject matter of the book was made into the documentary film Negroes with Guns: Rob Williams and Black Power, directed by Sandra Dickson and Churchill Roberts, released in 2004.[7][8] The film provides witness testimonies of many of the events described in the book.






  1. ^ Robert F. Williams, Negroes with Guns, edited by Marc Schleifer, Marzani & Munsell, Inc., NY, 1962, pp. 128, with forewords by Martin Luther King, Jr. and Truman J. Nelson; republished by Martino Publishing, Mansfield Centre, CT, in 2013, ISBN 978-1-61427-411-7
  2. ^ Paul S. Cowan, Negroes with Guns (review), The Harvard Crimson, 16 march 1963.
  3. ^ Wayne State University Press description, June 1998 release, ISBN 9780814327142.
  4. ^ Student's blogpost, 8 May 2012, accessed on 27 February 2016.
  5. ^ Prof. Nicholas Johnson, The what and why of Negroes and the Gun: The Black Tradition of Arms, The Washington Post, 27 January 2014.
  6. ^ Ann Coulter, Negroes with Guns, Ann Coulter column, 18 April 2012.
  7. ^ New York Times movie review, NEGROES WITH GUNS: ROB WILLIAMS AND BLACK POWER (2003), accessed on 27 February 2016.
  8. ^ PBS - Independent Lens, NEGROES WITH GUNS: Rob Williams and Black Power, accessed on 27 February 2016.

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